The Council of Deans of Health represents the UK’s university faculties engaged in education and research for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.

We are the voice of nursing, midwifery and AHP higher education and research. Operating across the UK at the heart of policy and political debate, we aim to lead policy at national and UK level, promoting the essential contribution of our members to health and social care.

To find out more about our work read our Annual Report 2016.

Our strategic priorities

  • Influence policy UK-wide
  • Secure sustainable funding for our disciplines
  • Foster leadership and innovation

Read our Strategic Plan 2015-2018.


Our membership is institutional and you can find our membership criteria in our Constitution. To discuss your institution becoming a full or associate member of the Council, please contact Katerina Kolyva.

You can find out more about the benefits of membership and the services we offer to members in the Membership Information Pack.


The Council was first set up in 1997, initially representing nursing and midwifery academics. The Council expanded to include the allied health professions in 2006 and adopted the name ‘Council of Deans of Health’ in 2008. Read more on the history of the Council. Since 2012 the Council has been a restricted fund of Universities UK.